The virtual World Water Week 2020 – “Water and Climate Change – Accelerating Action”

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World Water Week At Home (WWWeek@home), a virtual conference that took place from August 24 to 28, was initiated by SIWI after the regular World Water Week 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The GIZ Week on Water for Development (WW4D) was part of the World Water Week and put a special emphasis on key water topics in relation to climate change and Covid-19.

In 120 sessions, water and development experts from across the world shared their best ideas for tackling global water issues. During this year’s event, discussions on communication and behavioural change were prominent in many sessions. Change and resilience were also given their expected share of attention.

34 sessions were hosted by GIZ in scope of the WW4D covering topics such as climate resilient water resource management or the political economy for water infrastructure and many more. Recordings of these sessions with input from 77 multifaceted stakeholders and experts are available here.

Topics related to climate change, resilience and valuing water will be at the heart of next year’s World Water Week – which, according to SIWI, will take place, in one form or another.

Further information, resources and recordings of the sessions can be found here.